Mindhue Studio

Printmaking, conceptual and installation art

Month: March 2013

2013 Skygrid: March

We’re at the end of March, so I assembled the skygrid images into composites for everyone to see. Last time, each section of the grid was an average square 10 pixels by 10 pixels. This time around, I figured I could do averaged sections which give the base color change, and do squished and cropped

Finally, an Image of the Letterpress Swadesh Project

I posted about the conceptual print based on the Swadesh list used in linguistics studies some time back. Well, it’s been printed for a couple of weeks, I just never got around to photographing it. No longer! I might to another photoshoot just to see if I can get the embossing nailed down properly, but

Vertical Spectrum on the Letterpress, with String

Here’s a new Vertical Spectrum print, done on the Vandercook No. 4 at the Bow and Arrow Press today. New Layered Spectrum I is a concept print, done in several passes using PANTONE Warm Gray 7, which is somewhat transparent so the depth of the color builds up over time. What’s new about this spectrum,

New MWRA Turbine Icosacomposites

It was finally clear enough and “warm” enough, and I actually had a day off, so I went down to Ten Hills Park near Assembly Square and shot some wind turbine footage. I thought I would make a 20-layer icosacomposite of the 1.8MW turbine at the MWRA facility, but I couldn’t find a location that

Cell Tower Portrait… 7 Years Later

Back in 2006/2007 I did a series of prints based on cell towers that looked pleasing to me–usually with a triskelion arrangement, not a triangle of girders, which for some had a lyrical quality, kind of like a tree. One of the best ones was this particular tower, photographed in 2006, called “Cell Tower 05”

Camera Setup for the Equinoctal Skygrid

Got some last-minute kinks worked out, and the camera is in its housing and set up on my deck, ready to snap pictures of the sky. One such is right here: Lovely image of clouds at dusk, in case you’re wondering what that is we’re looking at. Here’s a couple pictures of the installation itself:

Network Video Movies!

So I continued to play around with the Axis network video camera I was graciously loaned, and got it set up so it automatically uploads HD-sized video stills to my FTP site, starting at 5:00 am and ending at 9:00 pm. In fact, it should just be finishing up right now. However, from about 7:15

Network Video Still (Precursor to Great Things)

And here’s a lovely thing: a still taken from the new networked video camera I got that does 1080p images just because. As soon as I can finesse the settings I’m thinking about doing an automated setup that will result in a new skygrid running from equinox to equinox. It’s dark and orange because I

A Couple More Letterpress Block Prints

Here are a couple more letterpress pieces from the Bow and Arrow Press. These were done with the same block; one was printed in an ink mixed from graphite powder and Van Son Transparent White, the other was printed by using PANTONE Yellow and PANTONE 7459 and flipping the block after the color change.